Hunting Dog Confidential Podcast

The Hunting Dog Confidential Podcast was created in 2020 to help fill a gap in more historic and journalistic style hosting in the upland community. With co-hosts Jennifer Wapenski and author Craig Koshyk the series starts at the very beginning of the hunting dog story inspired by Craig’s first book Pointing Dogs Volume One: The Continentals. After decades of traveling the world in search of lost breeds, historical records, and the people and places that created the incredible hunting dog community, Craig is considered the foremost authority of hunting dog breed history and information. This podcast is for those that want to get lost in at the very beginning of the creation of hunting dogs down to the very details that define the breeds we love today.

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Hunting Dog Confidential is presented by: Eukanuba Premium Performance Dog Food and supported by Dakota 283SportDOG Brand, and Syren USA.

Curly coated retriever by Walter Weber
Curly-Coated, Flat-Coated, and Golden Retrievers: HDC Episode #10

Exploring the origins and current state of three retriever breeds from England This episode continues…

Painting of a Chesapeake Bay Retriever
The History of the Labrador and Chesapeake Bay Retrievers: HDC Episode #9

Tracing the stories of two retriever breeds with the same origin but vastly different paths…

General Custer and his Newfoundland Dog
The Origins of Retrievers: Hunting Dog Confidential Episode #8

Uncovering the truth of where and how the retriever breeds were developed Our exploration of…

Painting of two duck hunters and a spaniel in a canoe
From Hunting Spaniels to the Origins of Retrievers: HDC Episode #7

Exploring how spaniels and working dogs led to the early origins of the retrieving dog…

"Hawking" by H. Alkin depicting a falconry hunt on horseback with spaniels
Hunting Spaniels History and Modern State: Hunting Dog Confidential Episode #6

Exploring the origins and current states of flushing spaniel breeds This episode kicks off a…

Hunters in the United Kingdom on a partridge shoot with hunting dogs
United Kingdom and Ireland – Pointing Dog Breed Origins: HDC Episode #5

Exploring the origin of pointing dog breeds from the United Kingdom and Ireland In the…

A pair of Large Munsterlander hunting dogs in Germany
East of the Rhine – Pointing Dog Breed Origins: HDC Episode #4

Exploring the origin of pointing dog breeds from continental Europe east of the Rhine We…

A French field trialer and his pointing dog circa 1920
West of the Rhine – Pointing Dog Breed Origins: HDC Episode #3

Exploring the origin of pointing dog breeds from continental Europe west of the Rhine In…

French hunters enter a taxi with hunting dogs and guns in 1925
How Culture Created Varying and Unique Hunting Dog Breeds: HDC Episode #2

Exploring the idea that hunting dogs are a reflection of the hunting culture where they…

A historic drawing of the early pointing dogs in action while hunting.
Origins of the Pointing Dog: Hunting Dog Confidential Episode #1

An exploration into the origins of the pointing dog and how bird dogs developed alongside…